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Boutari featured in the Pappas Post (@PappasPost), a leading resource for Greek Americans

January 17, 2013

greg pappas greekBoutari was featured this week in one of our favorite websites/blogs, the newish Pappas Post, a online magazine founded by the dynamic Greek-American publisher Greg Pappas (left).

Click here for the article.

When he launched this wonderful and much-needed editorial project in the spring of last year, Pappas wrote that its goal was “to create a news, content, and information portal focusing on the world through ‘blue and white’ tinted sunglasses…. The world through a Greco-centric lens. A site for all things Greek.”

We here at the Boutari blog were simply thrilled to see that the wines were featured on this dynamic, vital, and vibrant online resource.

@Elloinos The Tomb of Philip II of Macedon, one of the most moving archeological sites I’ve ever visited

August 1, 2012

A Facebook post by the world’s leading Greek wine blogger, Markus Stolz, reminded me the other day of one of the most moving archeological sites I’ve ever visited, the tomb of Philip II of Macedon not far from Thessaloniki.

“During my wine tour, I visited the archaeological site of Aigai,” he wrote, “where the tomb of Philip II, father of Alexander the Great, is located. This was the most impressive historical site I have ever seen. Greece has treasures that are truly breathtaking!”

I took the photo above back in June, 2011, when I visited the same site after tasting wines in Naoussa.

Of course, you cannot take photos inside. But it’s simply one of the most elegantly maintained and most moving museums you’ll ever visit — truly stirring as you enter the tomb.

Here’s the UNESCO link.

And here’s the Wiki entry for Philip II, which also gives some info on the site.

BTW, Markus was nominated again this year for a Wine Blog award. Voting is closed and we’re looking forward to the results (to be announced later this month). Regardless of whether he wins or not, there’s no doubt in our mind that he’s the top Greek wine blogger out there and author of one of the most entertaining and informative blogs in the blogosphere today. Go Markus!


Fire Island cookbook guys feature wines by Boutari

March 14, 2012

@Elloinos #1 Greek wine for 2011: Boutari Naoussa

January 24, 2012

In his roundup of value in Greek wine for 2011, top Greek wine blogger Markus Stolz, author of Elloinos, picked Boutari’s 2007 Naoussa as his NUMBER ONE wine.

Here’s what Markus had to say about this bottling, a great vintage from one of the most collectible appellations in Europe today:

If I had to pick just one Greek wine as the red hot value of the year, this would be it. Refinement and balance best describe the wine. It is quite frankly a steal, and given its wide availability, this should be marketed as a showcase for Greek wines. I have no doubt that this can be cellared for many years to come, an outstanding effort.

Click here for the rest of Markus’ picks…

#FollowFriday @Boutari

January 20, 2012

Happy #FollowFriday! 🙂

#ff @MariaKaramitsos @DelphiGreek @BuyGreek @KaritasM @vintuition @deanandbek @petereconomides @branjo67 @GeorgieProut

@RobertMParkerJr Wine of the Day: 2004 Naoussa

December 19, 2011

Boutari’s 2004 Naoussa was Robert Parker’s “Wine of the Day” yesterday.

Here’s what Wine Advocate reviewer Mark Squires had to say about the wine and vintage (April 2010, WA 188), giving it 90 points.

The 2004 GRANDE RESERVE has powerful aromatics, a touch of funk and a touch of game, plus more intensity than the ’06 regular reviewed this issue. Focused, complex and earthy, despite the time in oak, this is quite elegant in the mid-palate, has a crisp, somewhat astringent finish and develops slowly but beautifully in the glass. I think it will fulfill the promise I see. It is not for those who want smooth and sexy—at least not yet. It should hold very well, although it is quite approachable now. Drink now-2024.

Boutari is one of Greece’s old line wineries, famed in particular for its work in the North with Xinomavro. It should be noted that Boutari does a fine job with whites elsewhere (i.e., Mantinia and Santorini), producing reasonably priced wines with fine balance and some distinction.

Elloinos on Iouliatiko: “Stunning” @Elloinos

December 14, 2011

Earlier this year, top Greek wine blogger Markus Stolz, author of Elloinos, posted his notes on Boutari Iouliatiko 2004. Here’s what he had to say about this “stunning” wine…

The Boutari Iouliatiko is a sweet wine made from the indigenous Cretan red variety “Liatiko”. It ripens early and matures in July (hence the VII on label, reference to the 7th month of the year). The freshly harvested grapes were sun-dried for 11 days, which results in an increased acidity due to concentration. The wine was matured for 3 years in barrels and likely for more time in bottle. 6800 bottles were produced from the 04 vintage, the alcohol level is 15%.

The results are stunning – this is one of the top sweet wines from Greece.

Click here to continue reading…

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